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Summary

After running from a past destined to kill him, Snow has been hiding on the streets. Tell nobody your name. Tell nobody your secrets. Trust nobody! These are the rules of the streets.

His entire life changes when he saves an eight-year-old boy from a violent end.

Christopher Manos is one of the most powerful crime bosses in the country. Don't ask anyone to do something you aren't willing to do yourself. Secrets can get you killed. Trust nobody! These are the rules he lives by.

When his eight-year-old nephew disappears, he never expects the boy's savior to end up being his own.

A man with a dangerous past and a man with a dangerous future find love amidst murder and mayhem. But with Snow's life being threatened at every turn, will Christopher's best be enough to prevent Snow from falling?

Contains mature themes.

©2017 Davidson King (P)2018 Tantor

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Sweet romance

This was a nice read, but the romance was all a little too sweet considering it involves a crime boss. Definitely an easy listen.

Some of the plot is a bit frustrating, like when they are in a hurry to save someone and have a nice little chat with someone before leaving ..and let’s be honest, the rest of the story could have been tied up pretty quick if they hadn’t sat around gabbing and got a wiggle on and fixed the issue before it escalated. There were a few parts like that so it was difficult to buy into the crime world this was supposed to be set in. Surprised they’ve all survived so long!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-08-18

You don’t want to miss out

I read the book a while back and liked it even though mobsters usually aren’t my thing. Snow is such and endearing character you can’t help but fall in love with him. The book keeps you on the edge of your seat and gives you all the feels. I would have probably kept the narration to one narrator but that is just my opinion. I would recommend this audiobook.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • ILoveBooksSue
  • 09-08-18

Soooo good!

The duel narration in this book was completely spot on! I love when an author knows the voice of their characters and can match it with narrators. Joel and Philip were absolutely perfect! I totally binge listened to this book. Stupid work got in the way but I finished and am already planning a re-listen. This book had everything you could ever want in a story; action, adventure, bad guys, worse guys, sexy times and a happy ending. Loved every second of this book!!

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Smitten with Reading
  • 19-10-18

"A" rated review...

My Review:
Overall: 4.5
Performance: 4.75
Story: 4.5

Wow, what an amazing and creative debut novel. Huge kudos to Davidson King for knocking this one out of the ballpark. This book was incredible.

Snow lives on the streets. Everyone calls him Snow because of his pale-white complexion and hair. He comes upon a group of guys picking on a kid and steps in, offering whatever to get the guys to leave the kid alone. That kid just happens to be the nephew of one of the most notorious mob bosses around, Christopher. As a result, Snow is taken into Christopher's household.

I loved Snow. He's this great mix of streetwise, but maintains an incredible heart. He's kept his level of compassion and empathy even though he's had a hard, awful life the last few years, but isn't so naive as to ever wonder or doubt just how ruthless Christopher can be. Bravo to the author for maintaining that balance with both Christopher and Snow...without taking it too far in one direction or the other which could have really ruined the story.

The story was fantastic. While I wouldn't classify it as romantic suspense, it came darn close. There's always a threat hanging over Snow because the guy who had Christopher's nephew is pure evil and cannot sit by and let Snow go without paying.

Also, I really like this one in audio. There are two narrators which I tend not to like in m/m because their voices sound too different when they are reading the other character, but this one flowed perfectly. I loved these two narrators together.

All in all, I can definitely recommend this one. Now, I need to go read the other two books in the series, but the debate will be...read them now, or wait and hope they come out in audio.

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  • Pam Finn
  • 13-10-18

Good enough for the re-read shelves

To start I knew nothing about Davidson King. That being said what a wonderful and amazing find I made with this book. The main characters are perfectly matched. The twist and turns of the plot were awesome. I have to wonder what kind of magic was cast on this book that I went the full six hours an twenty-one minutes all in one go and was sad the ticked off because there wasn't more. I need more Snow and Christopher please .

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  • Shandara Majere
  • 11-09-18

Falling for Snow

I have to admit to only giving this book a chance based on Joel Leslie being the narrator. I will however, be looking for more from this author if this is any indication of their stellar writing ability.

This book had it all, romance, intrigue, murder and mayhem. The dual narration brought the words to life in a way that made a full Peter Jackson film play in my mind while listening.

I loved Snow from the beginning his courage in the face of such overwhelming odds when you everything to loose and nothing to gain and doing it because you know it's the right thing to do is truly heroic. Conversely watching the boss of a renown crime family was beautiful.

Christopher and Snow the price and cost of secrets. Those kept to protect yourself and those kept to protect the ones you love and cannot do without. Christopher's beloved nephew, Simon or "8" is kidnapped and Snow comes to his rescue. There is no hesitancy to do so and it sets the stage for all the life altering, scary as heck stuff that follows.

I will advise anyone who wants to listen to this to do so when they have time to listen to it all at one time. I made the mistake of starting this 2 hours before "bedtime" and I ended up staying up until almost 2 am before I had to force myself to turn it off because there's this thing called work that I had to go to the next morning.

I base whether or not a book is worth buying on whether or not I see myself reading it or in this case listening to it again. In this way I can tell you that I very definitely will so if you are wondering if this is worth a chance, a credit or your cash it is. It really is.

The story and narration are stellar, the passion and beauty of the story is phenomenal and the character, development and pacing are all incredible. So go click buy and then let Joel and Phillip woo you with the power of their voices :)

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  • S Wilgus
  • 07-09-18

Enjoyable

I am not a big fan of dual narration, but this one grew on me as it progressed. I had read the book, but I like to listen to Joel Leslie, so I picked this one up. It's a good story with lots of drama and emotion. Worth your time and the credit.

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  • T. Walters
  • 06-09-18

Lovely Snow

I absolutely love this book. The amazing man that is Snow and his sexy man Christopher. They have amazing chemistry and a fun time together, there are laughs and tears and a ferocious drive to see someone get hurt. I love their interactions and the way that BOTH of the narrators make this story special. It is a much fun hearing how they play the roles and give these characters life. Such an amazing job and a wonderful story, so much love and even through our tears and the pain we love these guys.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-08-18

Awesome.

I loved the narration for this book. Joel Leslie is one of my favorite narrators. Philip is new to me but I think he did a wonderful job. I look forward to the next book.

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  • Jessica
  • 01-08-18

Love this book, but...

I really loved this book when I read it way back, so seeing it as an audio book made my day... exept for the fact its two narrators. I love Joel Leslies work and Philip Alces are also good but still fairely new to me, they did there parts really good in the book and since the chapters follow two pov it works, but I still dont like to listen to different reader styles and having to adjust to the charachters over and over. There is also whenever the narrators switch you have to lower/increse the sound since the tone changed with whoever reads, but it isnt to bad.
I think if they had devided the charachters among the narrators and then stuck to them even thrue the others chapters I wouldnt have minded at all, since it is pov, but ofcourse thats to much work and I have only run into that kind of narration a couple of times. More work but with a so much better result if you ask me.
Other than that this book is really good and the narrators were great. Love the charachters and the story really suck you in, you wont be abel to stop listening!

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  • DPiazzi
  • 28-08-18

great debut from a new author.

The narrators - I have to be honest. I generally prefer one narrator over two. Both Philip Alces and Joel Leslie did such an excellent job, though, and I loved both of their narrations. In this book, the dual narration really worked for me.

The story - I didn't really know what to expect when I started listening to this book. Books about crime bosses or other members of the mob can be a hit or miss. They have to be likable enough to overlook their crimes for the reader to root for their happy ending. I thought Davidson King did a great job of that. I definitely felt for Christopher Manos. He seemed not to relish the dirtier parts of his job but it was a job he inherited and he was just what he had to do.

Snow was a very interesting character. He's homeless but very smart. It boggles the mind a little bit as to how he got there. When it was explained, I felt horrified on his behalf. He was someone who had been through a lot, but remained strong inside and more courageous than I would have been in his shoes.

This book is not exactly a short and sweet story. Both Christopher and Snow go through a lot. There is danger and intrigue. Seeing some of the violence did bother me, mostly because I saw those moments as senseless tragedy. But there are a few bright spots.  I am a fan of Christopher's nephew who brings the two of them together. He's sweet and entertaining. There are a few good supporting characters I am definitely looking forward to seeing them get their own story too. Seeing Christopher and Snow feature as side characters will be a bonus.

This was an easy listen for me despite the tougher subject matter. I was drawn into the story while listening, and time flew by. I didn't want to stop even though it was late. I was delightfully surprised by how much I enjoyed the story and can't wait for more of this author's stories to release on audio.

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